DEWA’s R&D Centre Publishes 221 Scientific Papers in International Forums by 2023

May 13, 2024 | by

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)’s Research and Development (R&D) Centre published 73 Scopus-indexed scientific and research papers in 2023 in several international scientific conferences, peer-reviewed journals, and periodicals. This brings the total of scientific and research papers published by the centre to 221 until the end of last year.

These publications contribute to DEWA’s efforts to enrich the local and international scientific community with specialised scientific research. The papers covered various topics, including solar energy, water, energy efficiency, smart grid integration, space, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The R&D Centre has a number of highly skilled Emirati professionals, including 29 PhD and master’s degree holders. The Emiratisation rate at the Centre has reached 74 percent, while the percentage of Emirati female employees has reached 40 percent, some of whom hold advanced academic qualifications in the scientific and engineering fields.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, emphasized DEWA’s commitment to advancing innovative scientific research in line with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision for a sustainable future. This supports Dubai’s Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050.

DEWA fosters a conducive environment for creativity and innovation, promoting partnerships between government and academic sectors to position Dubai as a leading destination for clean energy research. The R&D Centre utilizes cutting-edge technologies and facilities to drive innovation across energy production and operations, addressing challenges in solar and clean energy. Al Tayer praised the diverse team for bolstering the UAE’s competitiveness in scientific research, contributing to global efforts for a sustainable economy. He highlighted the center’s publications in international forums, showcasing Emirati talents on the global stage and shaping a sustainable future.

Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, said,

“DEWA’s R&D Centre focuses on key research areas supported by three enablers: Fourth Industrial Revolution (including AI, IoT, Robotics & Drones, 3D Printing & Advanced Materials), Energy System Analyses, and Space. Through DEWA Space programme (Space-D), the Centre develops several niche use cases for grid and water networks. It aims to develop and demonstrate promising solutions for future energy and water systems.”

News Source: Emirates News Agency


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